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Important updates including changes to the development team, engine changes, and more.

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Welcome to Grand Game's first development update on the mod Grand Heist. This update is a very important one. First of all, I will start off with the most important change to the mod!


Engine Change

We have decided to officially make the change from a Source mod to a Cryengine 3 mod, making Grand Heist a Crysis 2 modification. Some of you may be disappointed, but we urge you to see this as something positive! The new cryengine has a ton of features which source lacks, and are very important for the mod; Support for large open environments, seamless worlds, and procedural destruction/physics just to name a few. Still not convinced? Watch the following presentation and prepare to be amazed.


So this will be such an upgrade for everyone from the source engine and we hope you all enjoy it. While we wait to get our hands on the Crysis 2 SDK, we will continue to develop high quality 3d assets and perfect our storyline.

For all those to lazy to read my comments below, here is something for you to read.

CRYENGINE 3 IS MORE OPTIMIZED THAN CRYENGINE 2, THERE FOR YOU WONT NEED A SUPER COMPUTER TO RUN CRYSIS 2. (Even though you can run Crysis on a budget PC anyways....)


Changes to the team

I will just note a few changes to the team here now:

  • Gandadjajajane (Concept Artist) - Finished her uni project, and joined the team to do Character/Environmental Concept Art.
  • Madhly (Organic Modeller) - Prepared to make 3d organic models from Gandadjajajane's concept art.

This brings the total development team size to 8 members.


Other News

I would like to inform you that Waspy has created Grand Game's new logo which can be seen at the top of this news post. Also, in collaboration with Waspy, I have been developing a new site for Grand Games which should be done soon and we will have a news post on that.


Recruiting

We are recruiting in the following areas:

  • 3D Artists


Related Links

Moddb.com - Be sure to track our group!
Steamcommunity.com - Be sure to join our steam group!

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Gosthy
Gosthy - - 736 comments

I stop following, I don't have crysis2.

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chris_sloany
chris_sloany - - 2,830 comments

no one has it yet, it dosent come out til next year, but since im gonna get it, and cryengine 3 looks 50x better then source, i think this is an awesome improvement!! can't its gonna look a lot better!!

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infl1ct1on Author
infl1ct1on - - 306 comments

Thanks Chris! But not only is it going to look better, it's going to perform better! Source could not handle the maps we were making, but with CE3 we will be able to make huge open and seamless worlds!

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RustySpannerz
RustySpannerz - - 641 comments

I like that video, the engine looks great. I think this mod will go far with this engine. Especially because it's not out yet, so you can spend your time on story and perfecting your assets. I think that this is great!

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infl1ct1on Author
infl1ct1on - - 306 comments

Thanks!! One of the sensible ones!

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WASPY69
WASPY69 - - 2 comments

I seriously dont get why everyone is so close minded about this change. I mean think about all the advantages we get for switching like mentioned in the article. And admit it, source is getting old and doesnt have CLOSE to all the features/physics that other engines have.
And compare a blocky map from like HL2 with maps in Crysis for example.. see what i mean?
And to untrack just because were switching? that doesnt make much sense because i mean, we will still be in developement. Its not like we will change the whole story and stuff just because of a new engine.
Sure the source engine had its good run in 05 - 07 and its an excellent engine in many ways but now its almost the only engine that hasnt been improved much since then. But thanks for all the support from the guys that also realized that this was a good move.

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pupkin
pupkin - - 1,181 comments

Lol yea have fun doing high-quality models with a 15 member team and trying to keep up with the engine quality. Btw, I dont think that crysis jungle looks better then hl2's maps... Again, I wanna see how you gonna do all the urban environments on cry3. Lets say, I'm goin to w8 about 6 years for this mod to be finished.

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infl1ct1on Author
infl1ct1on - - 306 comments

Seriously, you are one negative person.. First of all we have 8 members and saying we can't keep up with the engine quality is just one big insult to us. Almost every single member on our team has graduated with bachelors/masters in game design or game art and are very talented. If you don't think Crysis jungles looks better than hl2 environments, then you should go to a doctor and get your eyes checked out. Also we are going to have no problem doing urban environments on cry3. What's so difficult about that?

Also, why are you going to wait 6 years for the mod to be finished?? We are working very fast behind the scenes and have already accomplished so much. So stop leaving immature comments about things you don't know.

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WASPY69
WASPY69 - - 2 comments

Ok this is ridiculous! why are you all like Hurr Durr! its crysis omgwtfbbq i needz nasa super computer to run that game.. NO! no you dont ffs! any 500$ pc bought at Walmart can run the game so you ppl need to stop living with your stone age pc's and upgrade them. (my guess is that it would only cost you LESS than 100$ to uppgrade it to be able to run crysis flawlessely..)
And as said earlier, even though you cant run it, WHY THE HELL WOULD YOU STOP TRACKING? by the time this mod is done (NO, not in 6 years as some tard mentioned)you will not only be able to get Crysis for like 15$ but your PC would probably be upgarded (hopefully)

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cheesemoo0
cheesemoo0 - - 263 comments

Not, Source. Don't care.

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infl1ct1on Author
infl1ct1on - - 306 comments

Fan boy... Seriously, stop tracking because of an engine switch.

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crazyb2000
crazyb2000 - - 684 comments

Hey dude I wouldn't mind if you change the engine although I don't want duke nukem forever to be played in a mod. Although I don't think my computer is strong enough to play it. so I'm a tad upset about that. but I am interested to see how it turns out. so good luck with the new engine, when it comes out, and hope to see some great stuff out of you lot!

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infl1ct1on Author
infl1ct1on - - 306 comments

Thanks but I have no clue what you mean by:

"although I don't want duke nukem forever to be played in a mod"

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